June 5

Sketchup Training

Today we are getting into 3d modelling with software.  To help us get acquainted with CAD software we will be training with Sketchup through our educational licenses.  Observe the videos below.

Mr. Ewert’s video on how to get a basic floor plan to walls, measurements, floors and paint.

Mr. Ewert’s video on paint and buying furniture to putting it into the model.

Link to Ikea to buy stuff


Link to Ikea furniture to put into your model


Mr. Ewert’s video on how to make videos of your model.

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May 31

Fraction Review

Follow the videos below with the handouts provided in class.  All this material is also available online at mathantics.com using Mr. Ewert’s log in info that is written on the far right side of the whiteboard in the our classroom.




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May 6

Math – Probability Trees

Today we are talking about Probability with a specific focus on probability trees (which are rather difficult for some).  The grade 8’s will be joining the grade 7’s on this assignment this week.

The assignment is linked to below with all questions due for the quiz on Friday.

19.05.06 grade 7 8 assignment – probability tree diagrams – 7.6-1uil0es

Check out this video and lesson to help you out if you missed class.


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April 29

Math – April 29 – bisectors (7) and prisms review (8)

This week the grade 7’s are completing their bisectors work with asssignment 8.4 while the grade 8’s are completing their unit on measurement of prisms.

Note: The grade 8’s are having a unit final quiz this Friday covering surface area and volume of rectangular, triangular and cylindrical prisms.

Gr. 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are to complete assignment 8.4 (all questions).  Be sure to watch the video below closely to learn how to do all the examples from this assignment.

19.04.29 grade 7 – constructing angle bisectors 8.4-27ljguk

Gr. 8 Assignment: Grade 8 students have a cumulative unit quiz on surface area and volume of prisms this Friday.  To prepare Gr. 8’s are to review all measurement of prisms lessons and to complete the unit review and the practice test to prepare.  The specific assignment is…

-unit review: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

-unit practice test: suggested to complete this but it is optional

Note: for more instruction on these concepts see the videos in the past lessons on measurement of solids.

19.04.29 grade 8 unit review – measurement of prisms – 4.1 – 4.7-xrj7ou

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April 21

Math – April 21

This week we are extending our geometry studies with the Grade 7’s looking at bisectors and the Grade 8’s studying the volume of cylinders.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s will complete all questions in assignment 8.3 on constructing perpendicular bisectors.

19.04.21 grade 7 – constructing perpendicular bisectors – 8.3-2bj78n8

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s will complete questions 4 – 15 of assignment 4.8 “Volume of a Right Cylinder”

19.04.1521 Grade 8 – volume of cylinders – 4.8-uy8t6i

April 15

Math – April 15

This week we are going into spatial math with the grade 7’s entering geometry starting with parallel and perpendicular lines.  The Grade 8’s are working on more 3d geometry with.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are working on assignment 8.1 and 8.2.  On 8.1 they are to complete #’s

19.04.12 grade 7 – parallel and perpendicular lines – 8.1-8.2-18jxzej


The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on 3d geometry.  They will be completing #’s 4-15 in assignment 4.7.

19.04.15 grade 8 – surface area of right cylinder – 4.7-shwdlk


April 8

Math Review – Fractions and More

This week we are spiraling back to fractions.  Grade 7’s are reviewing fractions, decimals and percents where Gr. 8s are dividing decimals. Whilst students are reviewing these past concepts we will also be doing interventions based on our current MRLC results to ensure students are growing past their “sticking points” in math.

Grade 7 Suggested Materials for Study: p. 120 review of Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Complete all questions. Practice test on page 122.

19.04.08 grade 7 – unit review fractions decimals percents – p.120-10o50qu

Grade 8 Assignment: 3.5 “Dividing Whole Numbers and Fractions”.  Complete questions 3-15.

19.04.08 – grade 8 dividing whole numbers and fraction – 3.5-1d8upnh

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April 3


Today we are doing a review of BEDMAS (PEMDAS) with students.  We played “Who Wants to be a Hundredaire” online to test and hone our skills.


For a review of how the Order of Operations works (BEDMAS/PEMDAS) check out the video below.

Extra Games:







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April 1

Math – April 1st

Image result for probabilityThis week we are discussing probability in both Grade 7 and 8 Math.  Grade 7’s are discussing different ways of expressing probability using different methods of representation from fractions, to percent, to decimals.  Grade 8’s are discussing how the likelihood of independent events happening.

Grade 7 Assignment: click the link below for the assignment and watch the videos for extra help with converting between different forms of numbers (dec., fractions and more).  Grade 7 are to do all questions of the assignment.

19.04.01 grade 7 – different ways to express probability – 7.5-1v6z3g9

Grade 8 Assignment: click the link below for the assignment.  Grade 8’s are expected to complete #’s 3-12 in preparation for their quiz on Friday.

19.04.01 grade 8 – probability of independent events – 7.3-wjlttw

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